Councillors Carl Les (Chairman), Gareth Dadd, Derek Bastiman, Michael Harrison, Simon Myers, Janet Sanderson, David Chance, Keane Duncan, Greg White and Annabel Wilkinson.


Tuesday, 21st March 2023


11.00 am


Meeting Room 3, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD


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Minutes of the Meeting held on 21 February 2023


(Pages 5 - 14)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions and Statements



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·            at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);

·            when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.

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Community Networks


(To Follow)




Approval of Customer Service Standards and Policies

(Pages 15 - 28)



That the Executive approve:

(a)    The Corporate Complaints and Compliments Policy

(b)    The Unacceptable Complainant Behaviour Policy





Proposal to close Hovingham CE VC Primary School, Hovingham

(Pages 29 - 180)



Having undertaken the required preliminary checks, the Executive is asked to:

i)     Resolve that the issues listed above in section 9 have been satisfied and there can be a determination of the proposals.

ii)    Agree to cease to maintain Hovingham CE VC Primary School with effect from 31 March 2023.

iii)   Agree that from 1 April 2023:

·       The parishes of Gilling East, Grimstone, Cawton and the smaller part of Coulton parish which currently form a part of a shared catchment area between Hovingham CE and St Hilda’s CE will remain part of the St Hilda’s CE catchment area.

·       The parish of Stonegrave which was part of the discrete catchment area for Hovingham CE will also become part of the St Hilda’s CE catchment area.

·       The parish of Scackleton and the larger part of the parish of Coulton which were part of Hovingham’s discrete catchment area will become part of the catchment area for Terrington CE VA Primary School.

·       The parish of Fryton and the larger part of Hovingham Parish which formed part of the Hovingham catchment area will become part of the catchment area for Slingsby Community Primary School.





Skelton Newby Hall CE VC Primary School – School Closure Proposal

(Pages 181 - 258)



That the Executive:

i.     Agree that statutory proposals and notices be published on 30 March 2023 proposing to cease to maintain Skelton Newby Hall CE Primary School with effect from 31 August 2023; and proposing that the catchment area of Kirby Hill CE VC be expanded with effect from 1 September 2023 to serve the area currently served by Skelton Newby Hall CE VC School.

ii.     Schedule taking a final decision on these proposals on 30 May 2023.





Harmonised Fee structure for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licensing across North Yorkshire from 1st April 2023

(Pages 259 - 278)



The Executive is asked to:

i.       Agree the proposed fees to take effect on 1 April 2023

ii.      Waive the licence fee for new applications and renewals for wheelchair accessible vehicles until such time as the Inclusive Service Plan is completed and any subsequent changes to the policy are implemented.





Approval of North Yorkshire Council Maximum table of fares for Hackney Carriage drivers from 1 April 2023

(Pages 279 - 308)



The Executive is asked to:

i.       Consider the objections to the advertised proposed table of fares (Appendix D);

ii.      Approve the recommended modifications to the table of fares made by the Licensing Member Working Group (Appendix C);

iii.     Confirm a date of 3 April 2023 for the new table of fares to come into effect.





A59 Kex Gill Project Development - Grant acceptance

(Pages 309 - 314)



The Executive is asked to:

i.    Agree to accept the DfT grant funding award of £56.1m

ii.   Delegate to the Corporate Director - Strategic Resources the taking of any steps necessary in respect of the acceptance of the offer of £56.1m of capital grant funding from the Department for Transport in respect of A59 Kex Gill highway diversion.





Recommendations from Audit Committee

(Pages 315 - 380)



Subject to the recommendations of Audit Committee, the Executive is asked to:

i.       Note the findings of the annual Fraud Risk Assessment, and approve the Counter Fraud Strategy 2023-27 and the 2023/24 Counter Fraud workplan

ii.      Approve the Internal Audit Charter

iii.     Approve the Local Code of Corporate Governance – March 2023





Appointments Report


(Pages 381 - 382)




Forward Plan


(Pages 383 - 396)




Other business which the Leader agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances




Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Melanie Carr Tel: 01609 533849 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



13 March 2023




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